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GJD announces new technology integrations with Lutron and Rako​


GJD, an award winning manufacturer and designer of smart electronic perimeter detection and high performance LED illumination equipment, today announced that its award winning TechSmart devices now support direct integration with Lutron and Rako home automation drivers.TechSmart logo

The TechSmart range consists of proximity detectors, precision laser sensors, Infra-Red and White-Light LED illuminators, which integrate perfectly within Lutron and Rako lighting control systems. The new integrations will facilitate greater efficiency, creative applications and flexible home automation solutions.

Mark Tibbenham, GJD’s Managing Director commented: “We are extremely pleased to be able to connect with the well-respected smart home brands of Lutron and Rako. The new integrations allow Custom Integrators to easily connect TechSmart devices with Lutron and Rako to enhance smart home systems by providing efficient lighting, temperature control, perimeter detection and early intruder warning alerts”.  

Every event that a TechSmart device generates, such as a motion alert or a low light level, can now simply trigger a smart customised action within Rako and Lutron controllers.

This new integration functionality is embedded in the GJD firmware and very simply configured from its web interface. For Lutron, just enter the Lutron Phantom Keypad ID and Button number, for Rako, just enter Room number and command to recall.

For Lutron and Rako lighting systems, you can programme bespoke effects including the dimming of a single light, a complete scene or even a complex lighting sequence – all in response to a TechSmart activated event.

The new integration options allow Custom Integrators to explore and configure innovative digital security and home automation capabilities. 

TechSmart is distributed exclusively by Invision, which is the UK's leading specialist distributor of market leading technology for today's automated Smart Home. If you would like more information please email or visit

GJD and Invision complete Diss Cyclathon


GJD and Invision are pleased to announce that five employees took part in the Diss Cyclathon on Sunday 24th June. The bike ride was to raise money for Nelson’s Journey, which is a Norfolk charity that supports children and young people who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life.Bike

Diss Cyclathon group

The Diss Cyclathon included many cycling related activities including rides from 5 miles to 15 miles and the Nine Town Sportive with distances of 25 miles, 50 miles and 100 miles.

Greg Stuttle, GJD’s Business Development Manager and David Meyerowitz from Invision both completed the 100 mile route at an average pace of 16.4 mph. Greg commented: “The Diss CycIathon was a great event, it was lovely to ride through the beautiful countryside, while at the same time raise money for a great cause”.  

The 100 mile route takes in all nine towns and is a mix of meandering country lanes, as well as faster, open stretches. David Meyerowitz, Technical Training Manager at Invision commented: “The Diss Cyclathon is a great event. It’s the second time I’ve taken part and looking forward to the next one. The added extra of raising money for Nelsons Journey made the ride even more enjoyable”.

If you would like to find out more about Nelson’s Journey, please visit

To date the cyclists have raised £1,200. If you would like to donate, please visit

Greg and David Diss Cyclathon 2018








Experience the Very Latest Innovations in Smart Home Security, in Milton Keynes, on 10th July 2018.

Bury St. Edmunds, 31st May 2018:  Invision, one of the UK's fastest-growing distributors of market-leading systems for today's connected home, will host a Smart Home Security Showcase on 10th July 2018, in Milton Keynes.

Invision’s expanding portfolio of smart home security solutions now includes video surveillance, intruder alarms, outdoor detection and door-entry systems, providing home technology professionals with “one-stop” access to a compelling product line-up, designed with the residential custom installer in mind.

With exclusive product previews, thought-leading presentations from Invision’s vendor partners and the opportunity to network with like-minded installers, this one-day event will be held at Lilin’s Head Office, located just off the A5 in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.  Headline exhibitors include:

  • LILIN Video Surveillance,
  • GJD Techsmart Detectors
  • COMELIT Door Entry 
  • SATEL Intruder Alarms

“We all want to feel safe and secure in our homes. Having an integrated security system gives you comfort that your home and family are protected,” said Adrian Ickeringill, Sales Director, Invision.

He continued: “ We are seeing significant growth in our residential security business and this exciting one-day showcase brings our security vendors together all under one roof.  If you are already installing security systems or considering adding security to your product offering - it’s a not-to-be-missed event!”

Strictly trade-only, registration is now open. Entry is free to registered attendees, please visit 


ISE 2018 show guide created by Invision

Invision have created an easy to use showguide for ISE 2018. Download the guide to read all about TechSmart®, GJD's Home Automation range. TechSmart is distributed exclusively by Invision.

Click here to download the showguide.


GJD is exhibiting at the Integrated Systems Europe 2018 exhibition in Amsterdam


GJD's stand location at ISE2018


GJD, the award-winning manufacturer and designer of smart electronic perimeter detection and high performance LED illumination equipment, will be exhibiting at the Integrated Systems Europe exhibition (ISE), for the first time. The GJD stand is located in Hall 15, Discovery Zone - Booth 15-G286.

ISE is the world´s largest AV systems integration show. The annual four-day event takes place at RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from the 6th to the 9th of February 2018. ISE will showcase the latest cutting-edge technology, products and solutions being produced for both channel and end-user professionals.

GJD will demonstrate its highly reputable TechSmart® brand, which consists of IP enabled precision perimeter motion sensors and LED illuminators, which are well suited for a wide range of categories including home automation, smart buildings, security lighting and access control; for both residential and commercial sectors.TechSmart IP Detector

Mark Tibbenham, GJD’s Managing Director commented: “GJD decided to exhibit at ISE 2018 for the first time as it is the perfect platform to showcase our IP enabled smart home brands”.

TechSmart® is Control 4, Crestron and RTI ready. The range is easily integrated with existing home automation and building management systems, products can also be installed as stand-alone intelligent IP devices, which enables custom integrators to create smart customised actions to suit specific end customer requirements.

GJD’s IP enabled precision perimeter motion sensors and LED illuminators, along with their integrated Lux and ambient temperature transmitters provide early intruder warning and environmental data to create actions and alerts based on programmed automation rules.

For more information please visit:


GJD and Invision announce exclusive distribution partnership

Invision logo

GJD, the award winning designer and manufacturer of electronic perimeter detection and LED illumination, has today announced a new and exclusive distribution partnership with Invision, the UK’s leading specialist distributor of market leading technology for today’s automated Smart Home. The new partnership will see GJD and Invision collaborating to promote and sell GJD’s TechSmart® product range.

TechSmart® provides custom integrators with home automation solutions, which combine GJD’s iconic IP enabled detectors and illuminators with Smart Home technology. TechSmart® seamlessly integrates with popular home automation software including Crestron, Control4 and RTI.

Mark Tibbenham, Managing Director at GJD commented: “It is a very exciting time at GJD with our entrance into the Smart Home market and the launch of GJD’s TechSmart® product range. There is no doubt that Invision’s specialist competences in the industry will help us provide CEDIA installers with the right tools and knowledge to make the most out of their TechSmart® system, allowing them to deliver real value to their customers”.

Michael Roberts, Business Manager at Invision commented on the partnership: “We are thrilled to be working with GJD. TechSmart® is perfectly suited for the Smart Home market and we are looking forward to supporting and distributing the full product range”.

TechSmart’s accurate perimeter motion sensors and LED illuminators, paired with integrated lux and ambient temperature transmitters provide early intruder warning and environmental data to create actions and alerts based on programmed automation rules. The technology can also assist home energy management by providing enhanced and efficient lighting and temperature control, which helps the homeowner save energy and costs.

Karl Brett from Invision will be the Sales Specialist for GJD. Karl will be responsible for promoting awareness and driving sales for GJD’s TechSmart® product range. Karl stated: “TechSmart is suitable for a wide range of Smart Home installations. With my technical experience and industry knowledge, I am looking forward to increasing brand awareness and selling the TechSmart® range”.

For information about purchasing TechSmart® from Invision, please email Karl at

For more information about GJD’s TechSmart® product range, please visit:


GJD and Invision support Macmillan on the CEDIA charity bike ride

On Saturday 16th of September, GJD and Invision joined other cyclists from the Smart Home industry to take part in the CEDIA charity cycle event to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The ride took place around Grafham Water Park in Huntingdon. 

Greg Stuttle from GJD and Steve Beahan, Ian Mulry, and Andy Jones from Invision all took part in the 50 mile bike ride. £2,957.84 has been raised so far, with organisers expecting this figure to rise as sponsorship money is collected.

Greg Stuttle, Business Development Manager at GJD commented: “Despite the rain, the atmosphere during the ride was great. We really enjoyed taking part, whilst doing something to fundraise for such a worthy cause. We hope to take part in similar events in the future”.

Macmillan is a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. It's not only the patients who live with cancer: carers, families and communities also need help coping. Macmillan provides support every step of the way, through funding nurses and other specialist health care professionals, along with building cancer care centres. They also allow those affected to have non-medical care, such as practical support at home, helping give a main carer precious time off, or a lift to hospital. People can also benefit from financial help to cope with the extra costs cancer can bring, so Macmillan gives benefits advice, and grants for anything from heating bills to travel costs.

To support Macmillan, you can donate via CEDIA’s JustGiving Page:


Please click the following link to see an overview of the ride:

Please click the following link to see exactly how far the cyclists travelled: 


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GJD's Managing Director, Mark Tibbenham features in the CEDIA COMMUNICATES "Home technology for better security" article on page 30.

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